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2009-11-10 14:35:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today released the latest update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In October, pensions experienced asset decreases of $7 billion and liability decreases of roughly $3 billion, resulting in a $4 billion decrease in funded status. The funded ratio decreased from 75.3% to 75%. "We've seen six months...

2009-09-30 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Masspro, one of the nation's leading Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, A Milliman Company, to use the Care Guidelines for Medicare and Medicaid utilization and quality reviews in the state of Massachusetts. Masspro will use all Care Guidelines products -- Ambulatory Care, Inpatient and Surgical Care, General Recovery Guidelines, Recovery Facility Care, Home Care,...

2009-09-23 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals, health plans and other organizations can ease their care management and patient-tracking workload with new tools and features available in CareWebQI((R)) Version 1.9 from Milliman Care Guidelines. CareWebQI is flexible, interactive software that allows Milliman Care Guidelines((R)) clients to capture and report on real-time clinical data. The software enables consistent point-and-click application of these annually updated, evidence-based...

2009-09-16 09:28:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today released the latest update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In August, pensions experienced asset increases of $14 billion and liability increases of roughly $26 billion, resulting in a $12 billion decrease in funded status. The decline reduced funded status to 75.0% based on $1.007 trillion...

2009-09-08 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Jill Van Den Bos, a healthcare consultant in Milliman's Denver Health practice, and her colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been named recipients of the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Award. The Shepard Award, named for a former CDC scientist, is awarded annually by the Centers for Disease Control to honor excellence in science achievement. The award was received for a 2008 paper titled "Cost effectiveness of...

2009-08-25 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pegasystems Care Management Framework (CMF) is the first application certified as fully integrated with Milliman Care Guidelines's interactive CareWebQI((R)) clinical guideline software under a new Integration Certification program. CMF, a patient-centric business process management solution designed to improve the entire care management continuum, proved its optimum clinical workflow and usability with CareWebQI through a rigorous validation process....

2009-08-04 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In the world of disease management and general wellness programs, successful implementation consists of applying the right mix of expertise and state-of-the-art tools to a population in need. The ultimate goal is to minimize costs, improve efficiency, and attack the disease path. Consider the value of identifying, in advance, members of potential high-cost disease populations, the biggest users of medical services, and disease management success stories....

2009-07-14 07:00:00

SEATTLE, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation, one of the nation's leading Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Milliman Care Guidelines, LLC, A Milliman Company, to use the Care Guidelines for Medicare utilization and quality reviews in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and for Medicaid utilization and quality reviews in New Hampshire. Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation will use all Care Guidelines...

2009-06-11 07:00:00

Industry Leader Provides Comprehensive Support for New Regulation SEATTLE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., the international firm of consultants and actuaries, announced today that it has released an update to the MG-ALFA financial projection software for AG 43 (VA-CARVM) support. The enhancements to the market leading software solution include: Integrated Standard Scenario and Conditional Tail Expectation calculations Projections that capture the impact of hedging and reflect...

2009-06-04 07:00:00

Evidence-Based Care Guidelines will be used to Combat Waste in Medicare Programs SEATTLE, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Connolly Healthcare, a permanent Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has signed a five-year license agreement with Milliman Care Guidelines. Connolly will use the Care Guidelines content and software to review Medicare claims in 15 states -- West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida,...


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